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The draft Plan of Action for Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) was prepared for consideration by country delegates and other participants at the 1997 Second Caribbean Conference on Early Childhood Education. The plan provides a framework for consideration of the issues involved in constructing a country policy and program for ECED. The plan also suggests timetables for planning in three phases: (1) organizational tasks and planning processes; (2) introduction of new service models and staff training; and (3) process of systematizing services and ensuring their sustainability. The plan is organized in a tabular fashion according to major issue, and delineates the current situation, constraints and opportunities, goals/targets, strategies/actions, and the responsible agent for the following elements of the plan: (1) legislate for services to children from birth to school entry, within national legislation for child as legal entity; (2) entitle the child from birth to school entry living in poverty to targeted resources; (3) ground public and parenting education in local cultures; (4) educate for parenthood before adulthood; (5) support the parent and the child in the year after a child's birth; (6) develop the child within the family in the years before preschool; (7) promote the child's learning and development in community preschool settings; (8) implement integrated approaches for ECED for children from birth to school entry; (9) designate budget allocation for ECED services and plan investment; and (10) improve quality in monitoring, evaluation, and training support in ECED. (KB)

Descriptors: Budgeting, Child Development, Delivery Systems, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Policy Formation, Preschool Education, Program Development, Public Policy

Autor: Williams, Sian


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